Skills for English provides an accurate measure of language proficiency through practical and realistic tasks which you would expect to undertake in an English-speaking environment.
Skills for English offers testing for CEFR levels A1 to C2. In preparation for test day, we provide practice tests on our website that mirror the exact type of test that will be taken, ensuring that test takers feel comfortable and confident on test day.
To further aid the test taker, we provide performance feedback at the end of the B1-C2 Listening & Reading practice tests, that give test takers an indication of how prepared they are to take the test at their current CEFR level. This feature is only available for levels B1 and above for Listening & Reading skills.
At the end of the B1-C2 Listening & Reading 2 practice test, the following feedback will be given on the test taker’s performance.
- If your result shows ‘Below level’: It is unlikely that you will pass the Skills for English test at this level. We recommend that you either try the test at a level below (where possible) or continue to practise your English skills before taking the Skills for English test at this level.
- If your result shows ‘Close to level’: It is possible that you will pass the Skills for English test at this level, however, we recommend that you continue practising your English skills to give yourself the best possible chance of doing so.
- If your result shows ‘Close to / At level’: You have a good chance of passing the Skills for English test at this level.
The provided feedback is aimed at helping the test taker to be as successful as possible at their first test attempt, saving valuable time, money, and frustration of needing to re-test. Explore all the Skills for English test preparation and practice resources here.